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Uganda’s Oil & Gas Charm-Offensive on Chinese Companies as Activists Intensify EACOP Protests

A protester holds a placard calling for a halt to the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP), during a demonstration by the climate change protest group Extinction Rebellion, in central London on April 24, 2023. Ben Stansall / AFP

Climate security campaigner is pleading with financiers to withhold support of the construction of the 1,443km East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) which cuts across Tanzania and Uganda.

On Thursday, the New York-based organization accused France’s TotalEnergies of profiteering from Africa by exploiting its labor and neglecting host communities. The move comes as Uganda is readying itself for the third licensing round of its oil & gas exploration aimed at further expanding investment opportunities in the sector.

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